It doesn’t matter how old you are or how smart you are. This advice is essential if you want to get ahead in life. By get ahead, I mean excel – make the most of your opportunities. You just been to take over two ideas.
The first is rather well put by first lottery pick Karl-Anthony Towns. He said
“I think the biggest thing you have to understand is nothing is going to be given to you in life,” he said. “You have to go chase it. You have to put in the work in the gym or whatever field your field may be.”
I would add this thought — if you are given things, they are inherently less valuable than what you do with them. Life only has the meaning that YOU give it.
Second, you need a tool that helps you focus. You cannot chase every dream, comb every mountain, etc. The truth is that it doesn’t really matter what you choose. By that, I mean the thing itself is not irrelevant. What does matter — and this is critical — is that you always are looking for the superlative — for the thing that gives it the greatest value.
your enemies? (1) laziness and (2) settling for second best.
That is just about it.